... ephemera ...
Ted Gioia Was Proved Fucking Right
Guy who wrote a history of sitcoms get the Sunday New York Times mag as a platform for his less-than-middlebrow declarations.
I like to entertain myself by imagining what might happen if the equivalent of poptimism were to transform those other disciplines.
That’s funny, I like to entertain myself by imagining what might happen if the equivalent of appreciation of the massive range of human music making—classical, jazz, non-western traditions—were to transform pop music listening and so-called criticism (fandom, snobbery and one-upmanship).
Services for the much beloved bassist Dwayne Burno, who died far too young, will be this Saturday, February 1 at the Jazz Church, St. Peter’s, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, 3 p.m.
Expect a lot of great sadness and great music. How else to celebrate great things that are gone so quickly?
Another list you need to get beyond
It’s no longer news that Salon’s cultural writing and editing (10 Novels That Confirm Your Self-Regard!) is the worst middlebrow crap, but this list of soundtracks is so obvious and shallow that I had to object.